In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the ETF topics and market reviews I posted to my blog during the week ending on 12/25/2011.
The markets catapulted higher, although on very low volume, which tends to distort the true direction, but it gave the impression that a Santa Claus rally had actually materialized, which brought the S&P 500 back to the breakeven point for the year.
With most traders gone on vacation, there is no telling what next week may bring and whether this is the start of new bullish momentum, or just a flash in the pan that can evaporate as soon as Wall Street’s heavyweights return on the first trading day of the year.
Much will depend on developments in Europe. Any lack of bad news may give the domestic indexes a run to the 1,300 level as most domestic economic news has been better than elsewhere.
This week, we covered the following:
Sunday Musings: Lowering Risk Exposure Amidst Great Uncertainty
ETF Spotlight: Fixed Income ETFs and Downside Risk Protection
ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For Friday, December 23, 2011
Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 12/22/2011
Major Market ETFs Gain a Little More
Waiting For A Big Move As ETFs Show Little Action
7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 12/20/2011
Big Upswing for Equity ETFs, But There’s Still No Sigh Of Relief
Major Market ETF Declines Show That Pessimism Isn’t Fading Away Soon
ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 12/16/2011